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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Depressed, fallen in, or hollowed.
  • adjective Situated beneath the surface of the water or ground; submerged.
  • adjective Below a surrounding level.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Sunk, in any sense.
  • Situated below the general surface; below the surface, as of the sea: as, a sunken rock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Lying on the bottom of a river or other water; sunk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb archaic Past participle of sink
  • adjective caused, by natural or unnatural means, to be submerged

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a sunken area

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